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  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow


    Flesh for flesh.

    Francis Lawrence shoots this less like the half-assed studio erotica I was expecting and more like he's doing an autopsy, turning this from pure sexploitation into something more uncomfortable, brutal, and cynical. Much more about transactions of the body and soul than sex, which makes the sex presented so much grosser than it might have been, because the film's entire narrative requires that it, and by extension the characters, be entirely objectified. That's some fascinating sexual politics,…

  • Circadian Rhythms

    Circadian Rhythms


    Film school pretentious nonsense, but it's pretty and interesting as a look at what's to come for this weirdo auteur.

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  • Churchill



    This movie ends with a title card informing the audience who won World War 2.

  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch


    [Watched at MIFF 2016]

    Fantastically gorgeous and very funny sexsploitation/technicolor homage. Pointedly feminist, its tragicomic heroine has completely internalised the systemic patriarchal abuse surrounding her and is thus a predator to the very men who objectify her.

    Samantha Robinson is wonderfully precise and campy at the centre, and director/writer/editor/set designer/everything Anna Biller creates a true feast for the eyes, creating a world which is truly style over substance, and all the better for it.

    The film's primary problem is that…